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Dirty and scruffy in appearance

skanky

adjective

very unpleasant or dirty

scruffy

adjective

untidy or dirty

shabby

adjective

dressed in clothes that are old or in bad condition

down-at-heel

adjective

wearing old clothes, because you do not have enough money to buy new ones

dishevelled

adjective

if you are dishevelled, your hair and clothes do not look tidy

ragged

adjective

wearing old dirty clothes and looking very poor

slovenly

adjective

careless, or untidy

wind-blown

adjective

looking untidy because of being blown around by the wind

raggedy

adjective

wearing old dirty clothes and looking very poor

look like something the cat dragged/brought in

to have a very dirty or untidy appearance

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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sandwich woman

a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career

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